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I am not sure what to do for my career path. I am really interested in art and design. I just don’t know where to dtart


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Brittney’s Answer

Hi!

Graphic Design is a great avenue to pursue. The great thing is, is you can take basic beginners classes for various programs through youtube or search on google. If you are interested then you can try for an internship or take classes in school. I do graphic design and have been completely self taught. Good luck!

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Ram’s Answer

There are several careers which will meet your love for art and computers. You can be a graphics designer, User Experience (UX) designer , interior designer etc and almost all professions use a computer now to do their work. Try and focus on getting to know the basics of design and also look at Design-Thinking. Once you've done that, you can then look at various fields and choose one that interests you the most. See this video which tells you the basics of Design.

Ram recommends the following next steps:

Go and see this - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHb2-3dsuic

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Kaustubh’s Answer

Hey Kellene!

I feel the best way to find people in this field would be through social media! I am a content creator myself, and I upload videos on instagram, and what I have found, by using hashtags and following them are that, the whole artistic community is very helpful and social, and open to interacting with their followers, and encourage collaborations. It is so easy nowadays to find like-minded people, if you effectively use Instagram and LinkedIn.
You should upload some of your work on social media too, and use hashtags effectively to find a like-minded audience, and invite enquiries about your work.

You should also learn how to use tools like Adobe photoshop, illustrator and Premiere pro(if you're into video editing) as all design firms have those skills as a prerequisite.

There is a lot of scope for all types of designers today, as aesthetics are a major aspect of any type of platform or product, so all the best!

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Sheila M.’s Answer

Kellene - to find out if you like it you have to do it, why don't you volunteer at a art studio/museum/ art fundraiser? Go to an actual Art shop and talk to the owner, google art and follow a group or two. If you are interested in computer design or UX Design apply for an internship or volunteer to help a non-profit to create something for them ( website, flyers, etc.) AT&T has internships check us out on https://www.att.jobs/students/

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DaShena’s Answer

If you could be the perfect combination of art and designs, what would that look like? Start from there then set goals to achieve whatever you've imaged yourself to be.

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Diane’s Answer

There are some great ways to discover more about this field so you can determine if it is the right path for you. Getting to know people in the field is a great way to learn what they love and what is challenging about their role. Check out social media sights, TED talks, etc. Your local community college may have inexpensive courses where you can start to learn more about it and determine if this causes your interest to grow. Best of luck to you!

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Summer’s Answer

That's a great start!
The most important thing is to have an interest.
Take drawing/art classes at a community college. You to be able to move up to more advanced art courses, that will help you find the area best suited for you, as you will discover your individual style, abilities, interests and get guidance and direction that may not otherwise be intuitive. ~.~

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Melisa’s Answer

Hello Kellene,

Great question and there are some great responses here already. I’ll add some advice from a general perspective in finding a career path. I feel it also helps to try and find a job or career that is also something you love doing. It may take some time to find your "dream job" but often, trying out different types of careers and opportunities, volunteering, as Sheila suggests, you may get opportunities to also decide what you do and don't like.

This is a link to an older article, but I've always liked the process of asking yourself these key questions to find your own “Career Sweet Spot.” 1. What brings you joy? 2. What are you great at? 3. What will people pay you, enough, to do? http://developmentcrossroads.com/2012/08/3-questions-to-find-your-career-sweet-spot/

You can start with questions like these and doing more research on careers have interest in learning more about.

Best wishes for success in your education and career goals.

#undecided #career-choice #career

Melisa recommends the following next steps:

Seek out a mentor in a career that interests you and learn more about their job, what they like, dislike about it. Ask if you can set-up a job shadow session.
Here’s another approach to “Finding your calling.” https://blog.ed.ted.com/2016/05/10/7-ideas-about-finding-the-work-you-were-meant-to-do/
Keep asking questions. The more you ask, the more you can receive helpful feedback and suggestions.

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